A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 28th April



Cleveland Police are reminding people who keep large amounts of money and jewellery in their property to store them in a safe facility, such as a safety deposit box.

Over the coming months, families will be preparing to go on holiday or other events, meaning that their belongings are left at home.

A police spokesman said it is important for people to understand the risks of leaving large quantities of highly valuable belongings and cash in their property.

Their advice is that money should be stored in a bank or building society and items of jewellery, such as gold, should be kept in safety deposit boxes, as they are a recognisable way of keeping items safe and out of reach from potential thieves.

For more information, please go to www.cleveland.police.uk where more crime prevention information (including a home security checklist) is available in the advice and information section.


PD Ports has significantly increased the volume of containers it can handle at Teesport with the installation of new multi-million pound cranes, offering global shipping lines direct access to UK Northern markets.

As part of its continued growth, £3.2m has been invested in three 24.6m tall rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTGs) which each weigh 141 tonnes and can lift containers weighing up to 40 tonnes and stack them five-high.

The new cranes join an additional four RTGs which have been operational since the expansion of Teesport Container Terminal 2 in 2011. 

Manufactured by Liebherr Container Cranes at its factories in Ireland and Spain, they were transported in several sections by sea.

To further increase capacity at Teesport and position it as market leader in UK port logistics, an order worth more than £6m has also been placed with Liebherr for a ship to shore crane at Teesport to complement the two already in operation.

It will improve capacity as well as customer service by enabling a quicker turnaround of vessels and has up to 99.6 per cent availability during actual vessel operation, thereby ensuring reliability and productivity.


Triathletes across the borough are being encouraged to get their entries in as soon as possible for the Redcar Sprint Triathlon.

Taking place on Sunday, July 31, the Sprint event is half the distance of a ‘traditional’ triathlon with a 750m sea swim – a rarity in the North East – a 20km bike ride along the Esplanade before finishing with a 5km run.

With space for 200 competitors, entries are open now for the Triathlon with early bird entries costing £42 if booked before Thursday, June 30, or £45 for entries after that which close on Sunday, July 24.

If you don’t fancy taking on the whole race yourself, relay entries are available with prices costing £5 extra on top of individual entries.

For more information about the event, go to: www.trihard.co.uk/redcar-triathlon.

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